President Trump’s Twitter account restored after brief interruption

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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s Twitter account appeared to briefly disappear Thursday evening but is now back up and running.

Shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday, social media reports surfaced that the president’s personal account, @realDonaldTrump, was unavailable, providing the error message that the user “does not exist.” The account was restored by 7:03 p.m.

It is not clear what caused the outage, which appeared to last under ten minutes.

Spokespeople for the White House and Twitter did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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